|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|collateral (kɒˈlætərəl, kə-)|
|1.||a. security pledged for the repayment of a loan|
|b. (as modifier): a collateral loan|
|2.||a person, animal, or plant descended from the same ancestor as another but through a different line|
|3.||situated or running side by side|
|4.||descended from a common ancestor but through different lines|
|5.||serving to support or corroborate|
|6.||aside from the main issue|
|7.||uniting in tendency|
|[C14: from Medieval Latin collaterālis, from Latin com- together + laterālis of the side, from latus side]|
collateral col·lat·er·al (kə-lāt'ər-əl)
Indirect, subsidiary, or accessory to the main thing.
Having an ancestor in common but descended from a different line.
A branch of a nerve axon or blood vessel.
A collateral relative.